Govt to gradually scrap media funds

Majority resolution on DEF, 'ensure freedom of expression'

(ANSA) - Rome, October 11 - The government is to gradually scrap funding for pluralism in the media, while "ensuring pluralism in information and freedom of expression", according to a majority resolution attached to the DEF economic blueprint in view of the 2019 budget bill.
    Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio recently vowed to scrap State funding for the media after what he regarded as biased and hostile reporting.
    On of his main targets, the left-leaning La Repubblica daily, replied that such funding had already been scrapped in 2012.